(to be) Finely balanced
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to be finely balanced. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
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This week’s English for football is to be finely balanced. We use this phrase when we want to say that a game, a team, or a competition does not have a clear leader or a team that is obviously the strongest. The result or the outcome is unknown, it is finely balanced. Now, this week Chelsea drew with Olympiakos away 0-0, but didn’t score. Olympiakos must come to Chelsea for the second leg, but Chelsea are not clear favourites because of the away goal rule – if Olympiakos score, Chelsea have to score two. The tie is finely balanced. Also, in the languagecaster predictions race, Damian has 145 points to my 143 points. It’s very close. It is finely balanced.
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